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People and Communities

Community change that leads to vitality is predicated on residents working together. Learn how people are collaborating on science, governance, and other areas.

Topics discussing the changes and challenges facing communities in Oregon. Learn how forces within and outside communities influence outcomes.

Oregon’s economy has diverse sectors and a long history in natural resources. Learn how employment, income, and other factors influence local economies.

Agencies, local groups, and institutions throughout Oregon offer educational programs about Oregon’s diverse natural resources and ecosystems.

Natural hazards refers to atmospheric, hydrologic, geologic, and wildfire phenomena that have the potential to affect humans, their structures, or their activities adversely.

Individual health and that of communities is influenced by a host of personal and contextual factors. Learn about trends and influences on health.

One of the keys to understanding changes in rural communities and their resilience is knowing about the dynamics of the influential underlying social structures.

Information about race and ethnicity show the diversity of communities and the extent of isolation experienced by various groups.

Information to help local residents and policymakers make decisions about rural communities including vitality and changes in Oregon's communities.